Edited to add: It's Kristie's birthday today; go on over and wish her a Happy one!
Since its been about a week since I've updated you on anything of the fibery nature, how about I do that today? Here's what I've managed to accomplish in the knitting and spinning department lately.
~~Apparently, I can't count. Last week I told you I had finished Hat #8 and was going to begin an Amanda Hat for Hat #9. Make that Hats #7 and #8.
~~Speaking of Hat #8 (the real #8), I did not finish it Tuesday night at Chicks with Sticks as has been my MO of late. I'm about 60% finished. I think it has a bit to do with the fact that the yarn is not so fun to knit with; I'm really hoping that a good soaking will soften it up a bit.
~~Here's where it stands right now:
~~Hopefully, I'll finish it tonight.
~~Not a heck of a lot of progress here either. I have completed just shy of 2 repeats.
I'm loving knitting this. The yarnis scrumptious and the pattern is wonderful. I should be much further along than I am, but I just can't seem to get in much knitting time these days.
~~I guess it could have something to do with the fact that I'm lazy and no longer get up and knit for 1 1/2 hours before work in the morning. Even when I am up early, I'm not knitting; I'm drinking coffee and vegging in front of the computer or t.v.
~~I've done pretty well with this; there was only one day last week when I didn't actually spin, but I did read about spinning, trying to learn a little, so I'm counting that.
~~Most of my spinning this past week has been with the cotton candy fiber. I finished the last two of four bobbins of singles and decided this would not become a sweater for Clover. The third bobbin was really not very good and the fourth bobbin was a bit thick. So, I decided to wing it and see what would happen if I plied the two good bobbins with the two not so good ones.
~~Not too bad. I still have a bit to do, but I think this yarn will make some pretty little girl hats for Clover and her two cousins.
~~I think I need a bit more practice before I spin sweater yarn for Clover; it has to be perfect for my perfect granddaughter ;-)
~~Notice the jumbo flyer? I just got that the other day. I never even thought about the fact that it'd come unfinished. I don't care about the bobbins and the flyer, but I'd kind of like the maiden to match since it replaces the other one. Guess I'll be looking for something to finish it with soon.
~~Chris was offered, and accepted, a job! He'll probably be starting a week from Monday; just have to wait for a credit and security check. Can we get a Woo and also a Hoo!!